Monday, October 21, 2013

Stuffed Pretzel Logs


The local Amish Market makes pretzel logs filled with all kinds of delicious things. Some of their fillings include:
  • Pepperoni, Mozzarella, & Maranara sauce
  • Buffalo Chicken & Mozzarella
  • Chicken, Bacon, & Ranch Dressing
There are so many options! We have gotten them several times so after making soft pretzels a few weeks ago, I decided to have a go at making them myself! They turned out to be really easy and they tasted just as good as the ones we bought!

To make enough dough for 6-7 logs use:
  • 1 cup MILK
  • 1 packet ACTIVE DRY YEAST
  • 3 Tbs BROWN SUGAR
  • 2 Tbs BUTTER, melted
  • 2 & 1/4 cups FLOUR
  • 1 tsp fine SALT
  • 3 Tbs BAKING SODA
  • 1.5 cups WARM WATER
  • COARSE SALT
  • 4-6 Tbs BUTTER, melted

I doubled this recipe because we had some friends over, but all of the directions still apply! Start by heating up the milk (about 1 minute in the microwave should do it). You want the milk to be warm, but not boiling. You should be able to put your finger in the milk without burning your finger. 110 degrees F is the ideal temperature. Stir the yeast into the milk and allow it to sit for about 3 minutes.

Next combine the milk and yeast mixture with the brown sugar, salt, and melted butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Once the ingredients are combined, add the flour 1 cup at a time. 

Kneed the dough for about 10 minutes either with your electric mixer, or by hand.


After the ten minutes put the dough into a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap. The dough will be very sticky!!! Wetting your hands with water will help a little...



Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour. The dough should double in size!



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and combine the baking soda and warm water into a wide bowl.



Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is about 6 inches tall, 1/4 inch thick, and as long as the dough allows.


Start from one end and put your fillings along the short edge. (We used pepperoni, mozzarella, and marinara sauce.)


Roll the filling up in the dough to make sure the filling is sealed in the dough.


Next, dip each log in the baking soda and water mixture... (this is what will make them taste like pretzels once they cook!) And then place them on a greased cookie sheet! Sprinkle the pretzels with coarse salt and bake them for 7-11 minutes.



When they are done they should look something like the picture below on the left. Then brush the melted butter on top and they will look like the ones on the right! Yum! (I made the 3 in the front...and a friend made the 3 in the back...he had a little trouble haha. They still tasted good though!)

 

That's all! Don't they look yummy?!?!


***We made these again and I got some better pictures of the finished product!


Look how gooey and delicious they are on the inside!






Stuffed Pretzel Logs

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup MILK
  • 1 packet ACTIVE DRY YEAST
  • 3 Tbs BROWN SUGAR
  • 2 Tbs BUTTER, melted
  • 2 & 1/4 cups FLOUR
  • 1 tsp fine SALT
  • 3 Tbs BAKING SODA
  • 1.5 cups WARM WATER
  • COARSE SALT
  • 4-6 Tbs BUTTER, melted

      Directions:
      1. Start by heating up the milk (about 1 minute in the microwave should do it). You want the milk to be warm, but not boiling. You should be able to put your finger in the milk without burning your finger (110 degrees F is the ideal temperature). Stir the yeast into the milk and allow it to sit for about 3 minutes.
      2. Combine the milk and yeast mixture with the brown sugar, salt, and melted butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Once the ingredients are combined, add the flour 1 cup at a time. 
      3. Kneed the dough for about 10 minutes either with your electric mixer, or by hand.
      4. After the ten minutes put the dough into a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap. The dough will be very sticky!!! Wetting your hands with water will help a little...
      5. Let the dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour. The dough should double in size!
      6. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and combine the baking soda and warm water into a wide bowl.
      7. Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is about 6 inches tall, 1/4 inch thick, and as long as the dough allows. Start from one end and put your fillings along the short edge. (We used pepperoni, mozzarella, and marinara sauce.) Roll the filling up in the dough to make sure the filling is sealed in the dough.
      8. Next, dip each log in the baking soda and water mixture... (this is what will make them taste like pretzels once they cook!) And then place them on a greased cookie sheet! Sprinkle the pretzels with coarse salt and bake them for 7-11 minutes.
      9. Brush the melted butter on the pretzels and eat up!



      3 comments:

      1. Is step 7 after the dough is already divided into 6 sections and the 6" rectange in the pic is for one log or do you divide the 6" rectangle in the pic into 6 pieces for 6 logs?

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      2. Hi! Step 7 is before the dough is divided into sections. I rolled the whole ball of dough out into 1 long rectangle that was 6 inches tall and 1-2 feet long (the length is variable based on how thin you roll the dough). The rectangle in the picture made around 6-8 logs I believe. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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      3. Whole, 2%, 1%, or skim milk? What kind of flour: bread or all purpose? Is the flour sifted or compacted? Do you have a weight instead of a volumem

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